The Warriors have kept their franchise player in town for the next few years.
Point guard Stephen Curry signed a four-year extension worth $44 million with the Warriors on Wednesday morning, which he announced on Twitter.
The deal is no-doubt risky one – Curry has a history of ankle injuries that caused him to miss much of last season. He had surgery in April, only to re-aggravate it in a pre-season game last week. Curry is set to start tonight in the Warriors’ season opener in Phoenix, but fans, coaches and management will be sure to cringe every time he dives for a loose ball or drives hard to the basket.
However, the plus side to this contract is enormous, assuming Curry stays healthy. At 24 years of age, Curry is already one of the best point guards in the league. He is a deadly sharpshooter and automatic from the foul line. Remember that he did average nearly 20 points per game during the 2010-2011 season.
Here is some reaction from Stephen Curry himself, courtesy of CSN:
It’s a big deal. I’m fortunate to be in this position where we’re able to have these talks. Not a lot of draft guys from my class are in this position. It’s a privilege and something I don’t take lightly – to be able to secure a couple of more years here at Golden State would definitely mean a lot.
But obviously you saw with the Harden deal that a lot of things can come out of nowhere and you never really know what’s going to happen. That pretty much strengthened how much of a business it is and you have to take care of yours. We’ll see what happens.